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Pokemon GO How To Beat Cliff (December 2021)

Cliff is back in Pokemon GO with new pokemon to challenge you with. So check out our guide on the best pokemon to use against him for December 2021.

Team GO Rocket is known for causing trouble in Pokemon GO. And just like the past months, Cliff has once again changed the Pokemon to use against the trainers in Pokemon GO. And with the new Pokemon in his team, it calls for you to modify your team. That is because the same pokemon might not be effective against his new team. So in this guide let us take a look at the best Pokemon to use and how to Beat Cliff in Pokemon GO for December 2021.

How to Beat Cliff in Pokemon GO December 2021

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how to beat cliff in pokemon go for december 2021

In order to Beat Cliff, you will first need to know what Pokemon he will use. Next, we will check what can be used as their weakness. So below are the Pokemon that Cliff will use, and the pokemon you can use to counter them.

  • Grimer: The first pokemon that Cliff uses is a Poison-type. Using Fighting, Poison, Grass, or Fairy Pokemon against Grimer is a bad idea. Poison Pokemon are weak to Ground and Psychic-type Pokemon. So the best Pokemon to beat Grimer are:
    • Garchomp
    • Mewtwo
    • Mamoswine
    • Sandslash
    • Alakazam
    • Hypno
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The second and third Pokemon of Cliff is a bit tricky. Cliff can use Crobat, Venusaur, or Machamp as his second Pokemon.

  • Crobat: Crobat is a Poison & Flying-type Pokemon. Being a dual-type adds a weakness and a resistance. So the best Pokemon to use against Crobat is Electric, Ice, Rock, or Psychic-type. And you should not bring the Grass, Bug, Fighting, Fairy, or Ground-type Pokemon. You should use the following Pokemon against Crobat.
    • Mewtwo
    • Alakazam
    • Hypno
    • Aerodactyl
    • Electabuzz
    • Glalie
  • Venusaur: Venusaur is a Grass & Poison-type Pokemon. You should avoid using Water, Electric, Fairy, Grass, or Fighting-type Pokemon against it. Venusaur is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic Pokemon. You should use these Pokemon to beat Venusaur:
    • Charizard
    • Hypno
    • Mewtwo
    • Glalie
    • Pidgeotto
  • Machamp: Machamp is a Fighting-type Pokemon. These Pokemon are weak to Psychic, Flying, and Fairy-type Pokemon. And are resistant to damage from Bug, Dark, and Rock-type pokemon. So to beat Machamp you should use:
    • Hypno
    • Mewtwo
    • Pidgeotto
    • Charizard
    • Hypno
    • Sylveon

The third pokemon like mentioned above can also be any one of the three Pokemons. Cliff can use Arcanine, Tyranitar, or Charizard as the third and his last Pokemon.

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  • Arcanine: Arcanine is a Fire-type Pokemon. It is weak to Water, Rock, and Ground-type Pokemon. You shouldn’t use Steel, Grass, Ice, Fire, or Bug Pokemon Against it. These Pokemon can help in defeating Arcanine easily.
    • Gyarados
    • Blastoise
    • Feraligator
    • Kyogre
    • Suicune
    • Sandslash
    • Golem
    • Groudon
  • Tyranitar: It is a dual Dark & Rock-type Pokemon. Tyranitar is weak to Water, Grass, Fairy, Fighting, Ground, Bug, and Steel-type pokemon. It can easily resist damage from Flying, Fire, Dark, Ghost, Normal, Psychic & Dark Pokemon. To Defeat it you can use the following Pokemon:
    • Hariyama
    • Lucario
    • Machamp
    • Metagross
    • Heracross
  • Charizard: Charizard is a dual Flying & Fire-type Pokemon. It is weak to Rock, Water, and Electric Pokemon. It is best if you don’t use Fighting, Steel, Ground, Bug, Fairy, Grass, and Fire-type Pokemon against it. The recommended Pokemon to defeat Charizard are:
    • Blastoise
    • Electabuzz
    • Suicune
    • Golem
    • Aerodactyl
    • Feraligator

If you take some of the above-recommended Pokemon you are sure to beat Cliff in no time. Although if you happened to use some other pokemon and lose, then don’t worry. When you challenge Cliff again in the same encounter, he will use the same second & third Pokemon that he used in the first fight.

That covers everything you need to know about the best pokemon to use and how to beat Cliff in Pokemon GO for December 2021. If you like playing Pokemon GO then be sure to check our other guides on how to reach legend rank and how to get Beldum in Pokemon GO.